Ken McKown writes: I was a huge fan of the original Sonic & All-Stars Racing game when it launched. Combining my love for classic Sega franchises, with gameplay that rivals Nintendo’s best, is a match made in Shibuya-cho. When Sega and Sumo Digital announced a sequel was in the works, my first thought was how they could possibly improve on the original. Sure they could add more characters, tracks and nostalgia, but how far does that go? Thankfully, the Transformed moniker is more than a subtitle. This new game has a slew of new tricks while still retaining the formula that made the original successful.